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Protect your information: Enroll in two-factor authentication today

By on April 5, 2018

The university is taking additional security measures to help safeguard employees’ personal information as well as their work.

COMPASS Release 5 is live

By on April 5, 2018

Release 5 focused on enhanced processes and services within the new myUFL Student Information System (SIS) on Registration (Department and Student), Enrollment Verification (Fall Term), SEVIS Report and Faculty Class Rolls.

UFDocuSign available beginning this month

By on April 5, 2018

Beginning Monday, April 16, UFDocuSign—an electronic signature service that lets users securely sign and initial electronic documents instead of paper copies—will be available to all UF faculty and staff for free.

People First portal upgrade complete, IE users advised to upgrade to IE11 or Edge

By on April 5, 2018

Employees are encouraged to upgrade to a modern browser, such as IE 11 or the newest version of IE called Edge, to resolve these issues and to stay cybersafe in general.

Staying cybersafe: Three things to know

By on April 5, 2018

Three things you should be doing to protect yourself and the university from cyber-security attacks.

Do you know how to connect to UF’s Wi-Fi?

By on March 7, 2018

Visit http://getonline.ufl.edu/ to learn the minimum requirements mobile devices must have in order to connect to UF’s Wi-Fi.

New centralized UF Amazon Business account provides additional benefits for UF purchases

By on March 7, 2018

UF has created a centralized Amazon Business account and requests that any users with existing Amazon Business accounts migrate to the UF account.

COMPASS releases 4 and 5 this month

By on March 7, 2018

This month, COMPASS releases 4 and 5 will go live, affecting approximately 1,300 UF staff and faculty across campus, as well as the thousands of students who use ONE.UF as a self-service access point.

Two-factor authentication option available to UF faculty and staff beginning this April

By on February 6, 2018

In an effort to further protect faculty, staff and affiliates from phishing and other cybersecurity attacks, the University of Florida is introducing a two-factor authentication process for UF login (Gatorlink) accounts.

Identity Services: The new name of Identity and Access Management

By on February 6, 2018

UFIT recently changed the name of a unit every Gator interacts with, whether they know it or not: Identity and Access Management (IAM), which is now known as Identity Services.

UFIT’s free training includes Qualtrics, Lynda.com membership

By on February 6, 2018

Did you know that Qualtrics is a survey tool provided free to all faculty and staff by UFIT? UFIT also provides free Lynda.com memberships for all employees and students.

Jan. 16 myUFL portal upgrade: What you need to know

By on January 10, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, myUFL will undergo an upgrade that will make the portal mobile-friendly, compatible with all internet browsers and adaptable to any smartphone, tablet or large-screen device. The portal will continue to be an entry point for accessing HR and financial systems as well as student information. Menu options and access will continue to be based on approved security roles.

UFIT Update: Campus migration to Eduroam Wireless begins

By on January 10, 2018

UFIT is working with UF Health and the Division of Student Affairs—areas that manage their own wireless (Wi-Fi) networks—to migrate their community of Wi-Fi users to the Eduroam wireless network. This three-phase project launches this month and is expected to take 18 months. This project does not affect the ‘UF Guest’ wireless access process.

COMPASS Release 3 to launch Jan. 16

By on January 10, 2018

The next phase of the COMPASS project, the ongoing effort to unify and modernize campus student service systems, will launch Jan. 16. To support this launch, new training materials are available. If you manage undergraduate student majors, minors and certificates, or if you are a graduate coordinator or staff member who maintains student information in GIMS, this training is for you.

myUFL Portal upgrade slated for Jan. 16

By on December 6, 2017

The myUFL portal will undergo an upgrade on Jan. 16. Favorites will need to be re-added after the upgrade; a menu containing the full navigation paths of users’ “legacy Favorites” pages will be available before and after the upgrade.

Checklist for shutting down office technology during holiday closing period

By on December 6, 2017

In advance of the holiday closing period, please be sure to check the recommendations below for shutting down office devices, including computers, printers, appliances and others.

Enhance your tech skills for free with Lynda.com

By on August 2, 2017

Need to improve your skills or learn a new software package for your current position? Lynda.com is an online training program provided free to all faculty and staff with valid GatorLink credentials.

First release of UF COMPASS introduces changes to admissions, student records and data

By on August 2, 2017

The first release of UF COMPASS (the Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services) will go live Aug. 7, introducing changes to business processes tied to admissions, student records and the maintenance of registry and biographical/demographic data (citizenship, visa and ethnicity).

UFIT to offer Course Mapping Camp Aug. 9 and 10

By on July 12, 2017

New and returning instructors can learn how to create a pedagogically sound blueprint for online, flipped or hybrid courses during a “Course Mapping Camp” to be held Aug. 9 and 10 at Turlington Hall. The camp is free and open to all instructors regardless of discipline and is limited to the first 20 enrollees.

Supervisors can now approve time quickly and easily via ONE.UF

By on July 12, 2017

UFIT recently completed updates to the ONE.UF portal. ONE.UF’s new public-facing landing page now provides information about current and upcoming features as well as a revamped search engine that enables users to quickly navigate to self-service tasks. 

New features coming to ONE.UF June 10

By on June 7, 2017

On June 10, ONE.UF will launch a new public landing page, student workspace and staff workspace, along with other features.

Did You Know? Enhanced UF Dropbox for Education Service is FREE!

By on June 7, 2017

UF faculty and staff can get a free Dropbox for Education account.

COMPASS: Progress Update on UF’s New Student Information System

By on April 5, 2017

Teams of staff from across campus are diligently working on the multi-project COMPASS Program. The projects are all focused on modernizing the way UF receives and interacts with student data, from a students’ initial applications, through their academic career, and continuing as alumni.

PrintSmart Convenience Fee Reduction for Xerox 8900

By on April 5, 2017

In response to your feedback regarding the cost of the convenience fee for the 8900, UF Procurement and Xerox have mutually agreed to amend the convenience fee on the model 8900 to match that of the 6605.

New university policy protects remote access

By on March 1, 2017

A new UF Remote Access Policy was recently introduced to protect university resources and data from attack and unauthorized internet access. The policy defines how UF will allow remote access connection to its information systems and networks and requires all methods used to connect remotely to a UF system or service be approved by the Vice President and CIO.

COMPASS implements room-scheduling, provides “sneak peek”

By on January 11, 2017

COMPASS’s room-scheduling system is already providing room, event and resource scheduling services to the Levin College of Law, the Warrington College of Business, the six health-related colleges within the Health Science Center, and the O’Connell Center. The Reitz Union, the University Athletic Association and the University of Florida Foundation also use EMS now for scheduling services.

UF Dropbox for Education provides easy file sharing for faculty and staff

By on January 11, 2017

In May, 2016, UFIT launched the Dropbox for Faculty service. The service is now available to all faculty and staff to share files for academic, administrative, and research purposes using the same interface and functionalities everyone is accustomed to using.

New process for reserving space on myUFL splash page

By on December 7, 2016

UFIT recently transferred management of the myUFL homepage, or “splash page,” to the Office of University Relations. The splash page was also upgraded to match the appearance of the university’s new web template launched earlier this year.

Tips for shopping safely this holiday season

By on December 7, 2016

It's possible to be vigilant about cyber-crime and still enjoy holiday shopping. Here are some tips, whether you are searching for that perfect gift at the mall or on your phone.

New look and feel for UF login page, effective Nov. 6

By on November 2, 2016

A new login page for all services requiring GatorLink authentication will go live on Sunday, Nov. 6. The login page has been redesigned to match the updated UF web template and brand standards launched in spring of 2016.

Cyberattacks on UF increasingly sophisticated

By on November 2, 2016

Recent phishing campaigns targeting UF faculty and staff have shown an increasing sophistication, posing an increasing threat to UF. While previous attempts were generally obvious due to spelling errors or recognizable mistakes in content or layout, recent phishing emails have been difficult to immediately distinguish from genuine, UF department-sent emails.